Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Happy Christmas

Metaio Christmas Card designed this year. Thanks Metaio for the opportunity. Merry Christmas Everyone. Follow this link and view using the Junaio App.



Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Munich (Cities in Marks) Augmented


A new experimental addition to the "Cities in Marks" series. Location drawings of Munich to showcase augmented reality as an illustrative medium. These were exhibited at insideAR 2013. Produced using the Creator software. And works with the Junaio app. Many thanks to Metaio for providing such a wonderful opportunity. Through this i've discovered an exiting new medium to work with.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Matt and Bryan (Storyboard)




Basically a storyboard/Narrative sequence from a recent little project. Illustrated by myself from a story written by Dan Sinclair. I'll be uploading more from the speakeasy project soon

Friday, 9 August 2013

Speakeasy...(Another Preview)



Just a mesh of some sketches from a current project. More to come.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Speakeasy...Coming soon.


A preview from a current project. More to be added.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Cities in Marks (The series so far)


Last Thursday an exhibition of my location drawing entitled "Cities in Marks" was held at Stepping Stone Studios in Maidstone. This was also a launch for the new Dublin set, A set of 8 cards done on location. So three cities now. Looking for somewhere new to draw. So we'll see what happens next.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Paidraig and the Magpie (Early concepts)


Just to keep the blog updated i thought i'd upload some roughs from the latest project. It's a children's book. Spending some time writing the actual story. But these are some early concepts for the locals in the village the story is set. I'll be uploading more work from this project shortly.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Adventures in Comics 2013


My entry for Adventures in Comics 3. This years theme being "The Great Tree".

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

The Dark Knight in Monotype


Some new monotypes based on the DC legend that is Batman.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Antarctic Survivor (Now Available)


Tom Crean : Antarctic Survivor is now available for sale online. Click the image to visit the LMNOP website if you fancy a copy. Special thanks to guys at LMNOP they've done a fantastic job.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Dublin Reportage


Three down many more to go. Dublin has finally been drawn as part of my series of city cards. Spent the week visiting various locations and sketching. Below is a preview, which includes Christ church Cathedral and the St James's Gate Brewery. Will be posting the finished and packaged set soon.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Online Portfolio


Portfolio of selected works is now available to view online. Click the image to view.

Friday, 17 August 2012

London Reportage


London Reportage cards (The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Reportage)  are now available, so you should probably see them at the occasional art fair or exhibition over the next few months. If you can't wait and would like a set please let me know. New city in the reportage series coming soon....

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

London Reportage



Spent the two weeks of the Olympics drawing in and around London, I guess this is intended to be a continuation from the New York reportage done in 2011. I'll be producing another set of cards from the drawings done. The above is a taster of what i produced. Two weeks, complimented by good weather and friendly people made it as good a time as any to draw in London. The only question is where to next? Any suggestions?



Monday, 2 July 2012

D&AD Creative Review


Really enjoyed D&AD New Blood this year with the added bonus of getting a mention in Creative Review last week  Click Here to read the Article.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Tom Crean (LMNOP nomination)

My book on Tom Crean has been nominated for publication. Click the image link above and vote.
Many thanks.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Tom Crean : Antarctic Survivor






This is the final bound book and slip cover for my final major project. I've also posted a selection of prints from the final book. All the images are monotypes. The story illustrates Tom Creans solo march to rescue his comrades from certain death. This has been a very enjoyable project not only for the the subject matter, but also in discovering a printing medium which i thoroughly enjoy. I'll be posting more work from this project soon. Please feel free to comment.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Tom Crean (Terra Nova Centenary)




Some preliminary sketches from experimenting with pen and ink this week. Might have got a bit carried away with the Ralph Steadman style ink splatters. More work to come.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (Penguin Design Awards))

Entry for the Penguin Design Awards 2012. A great competition thats always worth entering.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Terra Nova Centenary (Scotts Anniversary)


Did this quick sketch to commemorate the centenary of Captain Robert Falcon Scotts ill-fated attempt to reach the south pole. On this day in 1912 Scott, Bowers and Wilson are believed to have died. Scott entered in his diary

"We shall stick it out to the end but we are getting weaker of course and the end cannot be far. It seems a pity but i do not think i can write more."

He concluded by saying

"Last Entry. For Gods sake look after our people.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Tom Crean (Terra Nova Centenary) Story boarding






Some of the most recent samples of story boarding for my final major project. More work to be posted soon.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Tom Crean (Terra Nova Centenary)



More from my project on Antarctic explorer Tom Crean. I've been experimenting with mono print for this project. This provides the potential for interesting marks and textures and while these are very early examples, i think they have the right atmosphere to them. More work to be posted soon.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Tom Crean (Terra Nova Centenary) Storyboard



This is the most recent storyboard in my current project (Still in it's early stages). The story focuses on the 35 mile solo march by Tom Crean to save the lives of Bill Lashly and Teddy Evans. I thought, might as well post something, but also maybe for some feedback on the narrative so far and any suggestions which might improve it. The text used is from actual first hand accounts by the three men involved. As i mentioned please give any suggestions.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Tom Crean (Terra Nova Centenary)


On this day 19th of February in 1912 at around 3.30am Tom Crean completed a 35 mile solo march to Hut Point, Antarctica, to save the lives of Edward Evans and William Lashly. Both Crean and Lashly (Who stayed to look after Evans) were awarded an Albert medal. Crean had walked for 18 hours with only a bar of chocolate and three biscuits to sustain him. An inspiring example of human endurance and perseverance. So in line with my current project i did this little impulsive sketch as a tribute. To Mr Tom Crean. (More work to come)

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Adventures in Comics 2 (LIFE BOAT)


My submission for Adventures in Comics 2 by Marine Studios. The theme this year was "lifeboat" so with with the centenary of the sinking of RMS Titanic looming i produced this 2 page strip. Nice to see my work got on their leaflet too. Check out the website to see more great entries http://marinestudiosadventuresincomics.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Christmas Print Fair

Some shots of the work i submitted for the Christmas print fair this year. A set of cards using the reportage drawings done during my stay in New York (Now coloured). They sold well and i made good profit so i might produce more. Considering setting up a paypal for this site. Any comments or suggestions would be great.